In-Depth Focus: Electrification & Cabling

Posted: 16 February 2021 | | No comments yet

Cable and electrification systems are vital components of railway networks that need maintaining and safeguarding in order to ensure that passenger and freight trains can operate efficiently. This In-Depth Focus covers developments in electrification projects, exploring: How medium voltage DC technology can be applied to railway electrification systems; the importance of independently approved cable and electrification products; and what measures and solutions are available to the industry in tackling cable and metal theft.

IDF - Electrification & Cabling

Included in this In-Depth Focus:

  • Cable theft – far from a victimless crime

James Nattrass, Director of Incident Management & Operational Security, Network Rail

  • Embracing electrification to build a sustainable rail service

Menno van Limburg, EAM Director of Electrification, Metrolinx

  • Supporting railway cable performance and ongoing surveillance for safer networks

Jaya Skandamoorthy, Regional Technical Manager, UK & Europe, British Approvals Service for Cables (BASEC)

  • MVDC-ERS: The next generation of railway electrification systems

Pietro Tricoli, Head of the Power Electronics Group, Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE) and Sina Sharifi, BCRRE member.

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